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And Now, The Traffic Report
Thursday, 2007 May 31 - 9:57 pm
Cops; license plates.

So over the Memorial Day weekend, the North Carolina State Highway Patrol littered Interstate 40 with empty patrol cars, as decoys to discourage speeding. Many people were fooled; brake lights lit up as their cars passed the decoys.

I, for one, was not fooled. The cars were parked well out in the grass and were clearly visible. A real speed trap cop waits in a hidden location, on a paved surface to allow for quick acceleration.

And, of course, they usually have their police radar on.

The cars were out all weekend. I'm surprised that some prankster didn't decorate the cars with beer bottles, blow-up dolls, and/or large signs reading DECOY COP CAR.

Has anyone else noticed that some North Carolina license plates now have red letters and numbers, instead of blue? Is there any significance to that?

Speaking of license plates, I saw one that said "WHREAMI". Which, no doubt, was intended to read "WHORE AM I". But you'd think the owner would be more careful as to which vowels she eliminated. I mean, she wouldn't want people to get the wrong idea, right?
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Comment #1 from Jeffrey Smithson (Guest)
2007 Jun 1 - 8:15 am : #
Or could it be the plate was intended to read: "WHERE AM I"? Makes you wonder, is it she or you who's mind is in the gutter??? :) lol :)
Comment #2 from Ken (realkato)
2007 Jun 1 - 9:37 am : #
Or "WHIRE AM I", maybe. The "I" is for "Irony".
Comment #3 from Bake Town (Guest)
2007 Jun 1 - 2:00 pm : #
I used to have plates that read GDTHOTS - meant to say Good Thoughts, but people kept asking me if it was Got the Hots, so I got rid of it.
Comment #4 from Brett (Guest)
2007 Jun 2 - 1:36 pm : #
I saw one a couple weeks ago that said "RLYFLYGRL" or something to that extent...I saw the girl...I guess we're all entitled to our own opinions...
Comment #5 from Ken (realkato)
2007 Jun 2 - 3:44 pm : #
Really Feely Girl?
Comment #6 from Noelle (Guest)
2007 Jun 4 - 2:53 pm : #
No Ken, Fly-girl. Remember "In Living Color"?
Comment #7 from Ken (realkato)
2007 Jun 4 - 4:10 pm : #
Again. Irony.
Comment #8 from minty (Guest)
2007 Jun 5 - 8:35 am : #
Oh, about the red letters: some idiots in the bureauracy decided that red letters won't fade as much as the blue ones do. Despite the fact that all studies show red is like the worst color for fading, and despite the fact that on 20+ year old plates in this state, the blue holds up just fine but the white background gets all cruddy and makes them hard to read. They''re sending the new plates to people with really really old plates, and they're also giving them out for new cars, I think.

Thankfully, there is a plan underway to come up with a completely new license plate design, so hopefully the ugly red-letter plates will soon be an oddity on the roads.

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